Meena Raman, Third World Network, August 13, 2011
As the United Nations climate change talks in Durban, famously called COP 17, approach, Newsclick speaks with Meena Raman, Third World Network, Malaysia, on where the world stands today and what to expect from Durban summit.
The last international Meeting of all country-parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) before the fateful Copenhagen Conference due in December took place in Barcelona, Spain over the past week. The Barcelona meet made absolutely no progress beyond Bangkok. At Bangkok, delegates and observers were somewhat shocked and dazed at the low level of commitments by developed countries, and the huge chasm between developed and developing countries....
Ian Traynor, The Guardian, 21 October 2009
Europe attempted to reassert its international leadership in the fight against global warming today, offering to slash its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 95% by 2050 and by 30% by 2020 if a climate change pact is sealed in Copenhagen in six weeks' time.